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Macroeconomic Volatility under Alternative Exchange Rate Regimes in Turkey

  • Saadet Kasman
  • Duygu Ayhan
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    After the collapse of fixed exchange rate regime in 1980, alternative regimes were adopted in Turkey. The “crawling peg” regime (1980-81) is followed by “managed float” (1981-99), “crawling peg” (1999-2001) and “free floating” (2001-) in “de jure” classification. This paper examines the behavior of the macroeconomic variables in terms of volatility across exchange rate regimes in “de jure “ and “de facto” classifications, using monthly data over the period 1980-2006. We find a strong GARCH effect for the real exchange rate, inflation and foreign exchange reserves. The findings of the t-test indicate that the variations in the mean of most of the macroeconomic variables are not statistically different from each other under “de facto” regimes The results of this study suggest the existence of “de facto” regime neutrality.

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    Article provided by Research and Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey in its journal Central Bank Review.

    Volume (Year): 6 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 37-58

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    Handle: RePEc:tcb:cebare:v:6:y:2006:i:2:p:37-58
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